plunging into a pool of waste without safety equipment and barely any clothing, a young clean sewer line in Paltan area. Often times, these worker sustains injuries from working in cramped drains or suffer from eye problem, respiratory and skin diseases Environmental charter for the new government America’s renewable energy capacity is now greater than coal It is time to impose ban on single-use plastic A quarter of Dhaka’s wetlands gone Australia’s climate and extinction crises are crying out for political solutions Team of Minamata mercury waste experts at UNEP, Osaka, Japan on May 27,2019 Straws Made Of Wild Grass Are Vietnam’s Newest Zero-Waste Option Organic farmers association in Kerala wins international award for innovative farming An International Conference on Minamata Convention
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An International Conference on Minamata Convention

An international conference on Minamata Convention, which prevents health damage and environmental pollution caused by mercury that caused Minamata disease on a global scale, has begun in Osaka, Japan on a three day schedule from the 27 May. On the conference team of Minamata mercury waste expert has gathered. The conference was attended by the […]

Dentists commit to stopping mercury use in dental fillings

Dentists across the country have agreed to stop using mercury, a highly toxic heavy metal, for dental filling, in a step towards ensuring mercury-free dentistry. Nepal Dental Association (NDA)—the umbrella organisation of dental surgeons in the country—together with other professional associations and non-governmental organisations working for making the health sector and environment mercury-free, has made […]

Beauty s-care

Sumi Akhter was on the lookout for a skin lightening cream as she wanted to appear fairer at her sister's wedding just two weeks away. She found her desired product at a cosmetics shop in the capital's Hossainia Market. The Pakistan-made cream promised lighter skin tone in seven days. The college student had no idea […]

Toxic mercury poisoning the Amazon

Alongside the all-too-visible deforestation, the Amazon is facing an invisible but increasing threat from mercury pollution according to a new WWF report released today at the Second Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Geneva, Switzerland. Healthy Rivers, Healthy People highlights the dangers mercury pollution poses across the Amazon and calls for urgent […]

New report calls for ‘urgent action’ over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers

A new report shows mercury poisoning of the English-Wabigoon river system is having serious, detrimental effects on the health of youth and mothers in Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation).The second part of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek Community Health Assessment Report — which focuses on children and youth — was released today at a media conference at Parliament […]

Skin-lightening creams are dangerous – yet business is booming. Can the trade be stopped?

On a crisp, sunny morning a couple of official vehicles, including a police car, pull into a quiet cul-de-sac in a seaside town. Officers get out and knock on the door of one of the houses, then proceed to search it: every cupboard is opened, every box. Old furniture is pulled out of the garage. […]

Ministry of Climate Change organises awareness seminar on mercury

The Ministry of Climate Change in collaboration with United Nations Environment and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) organised an awareness seminar on mercury and its impacts on human health and the Pakistani environment. The Ministry of Climate Change with development partners is implementing a project on Development of Minamata Initial Assessment in Pakistan which is […]

The Minamata Convention on Mercury celebrates its first anniversary

One year ago, on 16 August 2017, the Minamata Convention on Mercury – a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds – came into force. Mercury is a natural element: it is found in the Earth’s crust and naturally released through volcanic activity and […]

Metal fillings ‘leak mercury after scan’

Metal dental fillings leak mercury if they are exposed to a new powerful type of medical scan, scientists have found. They studied the effect of ultra-high-strength MRI – the latest in scanning technology being introduced to several research hospitals in the UK. The study, in the journal Radiology, shows 20 minutes' exposure is enough to […]

‘Stop Poisoning Yourself’–Urged Students of Shahajpath School

An Awareness Raising Campaign was organized by Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO for the students of Sahajpath School on 10th April, 2018 at the school premises. The event was started at 11:30 am and continued to 2:30 pm. The aim of this campaign was to encourage the students to avoid products containing mercury and to […]

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